Agreement Aims to Strengthen Scientific Research Cooperation in Fields of Innovation, Advanced Technology


His Excellency Omar Sultan AlOlama:

  • This partnership will support scientific research and enable the adoption of developmental ideas and innovations to enhance government work
  • Strengthening cooperation and exchange of experiences is a core priority for the World Government Summit

The World Government Summit Organization today signed a partnership agreement with Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), as part of its efforts to expand synergies aimed at promoting scientific research, and the exchange of knowledge, best practices and success stories in the fields of innovation and advanced technology. These partnerships support governmental efforts to foresee the future and develop initiatives and ideas that contribute to finding innovative solutions to challenges and building a better future for the next generations.

The agreement was signed by His Exellency Omar Sultan AlOlama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization, and His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC).

The agreement aims to enhance cooperation and expand partnerships that contribute to supporting research, exchanging experiences and opinions, as well as developing scientific and practical propositions in the innovation field and implementing them on ground. Well aligned with global developments and focused on addressing core challenges, the initiatives aim to identify innovative and technological solutions to step up government preparedness for the future and significantly improve performance to enhance the quality of life of their populations.

Omar Sultan AlOlama: Scientific research and developmental ideas support the creation of effective solutions to challenges

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama noted that the UAE government, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is committed to promoting scientific research and adopting developmental ideas that serve to stimulate innovation and create effective solutions to challenges – ultimately, ensuring a positive impact on government work.

He added that fostering greater cooperation, coordination, and the exchange of experiences and development visions with governments and private sector institutions is a core priority of the World Government Summit. The Summit seeks to explore new opportunities and innovative solutions to support governments’ efforts in preparing for the next phase. This effort requires new ideas that meet aspirations, improve performance and strengthen the future government work model.

He added that signing the partnership agreement comes within the framework of expanding the World Government Summit's partnerships with the government and private sector to promote the exchange of experiences in various fields in a bid to design the best solutions and initiatives to support the shaping of future governments.

Faisal Al Bannai: Sharing experiences in the fields of technology and innovation

His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai confirmed that through the partnership with the World Government Summit Organization, Technology Innovation Institute (TII) seeks to share its expertise in the field of technology and innovation vis-as-vis the scientific research and advanced technology workstreams across the Institute's areas of specialization, including quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy, and secure systems.

Al Bannai added: “As we have all witnessed over the past 18 months, focusing on digital infrastructure and mindset is the clear path forward. And in line with the directives of our wise leadership, the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) and Technology Innovation Institute (TII) seek to promote the advanced technology agenda, and work on building and reinforcing the UAE’s leadership in this important field. Following the successful completion of our first year of operations, we look forward to ensuring even greater prosperity and progress in our innovation and exploration path for the next phase of growth.”

Exchange of experiences and developmental ideas in the field of innovation

The cooperation with Technology Innovation Institute (TII) focuses on exchanging best-in-class studies, research and applications in the fields of science and advanced technology, such as quantum computing, autonomous robotics and digital security. In addition, the two entities will launch joint research and development initiatives and events focused on empowering future governments, and improving their prospects. Furthermore, the two entities are tasked with holding dialogues on the latest developments in advanced technology, and with exploring new horizons of knowledge, as well as enhancing cooperation with leading international experts in various fields to ensure the future readiness of governments.

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) aims to achieve breakthrough scientific discoveries and transformative technology solutions through attracting the brightest scientific minds to help society solve its challenges.

Launched in 2013 under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Government Summit is a leading global platform that brings together an elite group of government leaders, ministers, senior officials, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and specialists in financial, economic and social affairs from around the world, to exchange experiences, knowledge and ideas that contribute to foreseeing the future of governments. It also hosts a variety of workshops, sessions and initiatives to review the latest trends and best practices in government leadership, and provide innovative solutions to anticipate global challenges.